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HM Ambassador to Lebanon, Chris Rampling MBE
Join us for a roundtable discussion with, H.E. Chris Rampling MBE, UK Ambassador to Lebanon as he shares the latest economic and political updates, including insights on opportunities for UK businesses. Opportunities for UK businesses exist in the following priority sectors; infrastructure, education, oil and gas ICT, and defence.
Claudia Harris, Chief Executive, The Careers & Enterprise Company
Claudia Harris is the Chief Executive of The Careers & Enterprise Company. She has held this role since the organisation was established in 2015. Prior to that, she was a partner at the consultancy firm McKinsey & Company. Her previous roles include working in the healthcare team at the Prime Minister’s Delivery Unit. Claudia is an Enterprise Adviser at Quintin Kynaston School in Marlborough Hill, London where she helps support the team in developing their school careers strategy. She is also on the board of the 30% Club Steering Committee where she leads their work connecting to schools. Claudia grew up in London and has an undergraduate degree from Oxford University and an MBA from Harvard.
Robert Macaire CMG, HM Ambassador to the Islamic Republic of Iran
British Expertise International invites you to join us as we host Robert Macaire CMG, HM Ambassador to Iran at a Round Table Discussion. The Ambassador will provide us with an update on the political and economic situation within Iran and opportunities British businesses.
Jeni Tennison, CEO, The Open Data Institute
Jeni Tennison is the CEO of the Open Data Institute. She gained a PhD in Artificial Intelligence, then worked as an independent consultant specialising in open data publishing and consumption. She was the Technical Architect and Lead Developer for legislation.gov.uk before joining the ODI as Technical Director in 2012, becoming CEO in 2016.
HM Ambassador Thomas Reilly – Round Table Discussion
Morocco offers a wide range of opportunities for UK businesses in education, energy, infrastructure, and financial and professional services. Some potential also exists in the defence, creative industries, healthcare and mining sectors. Join us as we host Thomas Reilly, HM Ambassador to Morocco for a Round Table Discussion on these opportunities as well an update on the political and economic situation.
Wendy Addison, Founder & CEO, SpeakOut SpeakUp
Recently acknowledged as a Business Disruptor and Rebel with a cause alongside Steve Jobs, Warren Buffet, Simon Sinek and Pat MCcord, it’s Wendy’s’ unique perspective, rooted in her own personal experience of having secured justice in an eleven-year battle against corporate corruption in the case known as “South Africa’s Enron”, the biggest corporate disaster in South Africa’s history, that attracted this recognition. This, in addition to persevering for eight years to successfully reinvent and rebuild herself.
Gary Aitkenhead, Chief Executive, DSTL
Gary has spent his career in the development and supply of mission-critical wireless communications solutions to public safety, industrial and transportation sectors.
As Dstl’s Chief Executive, Gary will lead an organisation of over 3,800 scientists and engineers providing specialist, and in many cases world-leading expertise, across a wide-range of disciplines.
Vanda Murray OBE, Chair, Marshall Plc
Vanda now serves as Non-Executive Chair for Marshalls plc, Senior Independent Director for Bunzl plc, Non-Executive Director at Redrow plc and Manchester Airports Group.
She is also Pro-Chancellor and Chair of the Board of Governors at Manchester Metropolitan University and a Board member for Maggie’s Manchester.
Jonathan Innes, Senior Economist, Booker Tate
Chris Isaac, Managing Director, AgDevCo
Agriculture in Sub-Saharan Africa holds substantial economic and social potential. Agriculture makes up 23% of Sub-Saharan Africa’s GDP and is key to delivering regional economic growth. However, agriculture and agribusiness require substantial investment, integration and infrastructure to enhance Sub-Saharan Africa’s complex value chain.
Davide Stronati, Global Sustainability Leader, Mott MacDonald Group
Gavin English, Managing Director of IMC Worldwide
Conor Storkey, Head of Sustainability & Community for Construction, Mace Group
This event will discuss the role of infrastructure in achieving a sustainable future and the challenges of delivering sustainable infrastructural systems under the urgent pressures of population growth and increased demand for housing and services. We will discuss opportunities for sustainable cities and finance and look forward to hearing the insights of Davide Stronati, Global Sustainability Leader, Mott MacDonald Group and Gavin English - MD of IMC Worldwide, Chairman of the Board of Association for Consultancy and Engineering (ACE).
British Expertise International - Middle East Access Group invite you to join us on Tuesday 8th October 2019 for a briefing and a panel discussion as we look to identify the current and future workforce development trends, challenges and opportunities in the UAE and collaboration between UAE and UK in this field.
Department for International Development
Join us for a discussion with DFID’s Communications team on their communications strategy, the department's future plans and how the private sector can engage and collaborate more effectively in support of this strategy.
General Sir Mark Carleton-Smith CBE, Chief of the General Staff, Ministry of Defence
We are delighted to welcome General Sir Mark Carleton-Smith, Chief of the General Staff, Ministry of Defence, to discuss ‘Global Britain’.
Christian Beck, Iot Product Lead, Digital Catapult & Robert Learney, Lead Technologist, Digital Catapult
Navigating the fragmented tech ecosystem
Possibilities through experimentation (Field Labs and Future Networks Lab)
A working example – Synchronicity multi-market case study
Investment decisions enabled by data
Taking the next step
PIDG Chief Executive Officer, Philippe Valahu
The Private Infrastructure Development Group (PIDG) is an innovative infrastructure development and finance organisation delivering pioneering infrastructure in the poorest and most fragile countries. Join us for a meeting with PIDG Chief Executive Officer, Philippe Valahu as presents on the work of PIDG and some of the infrastructure opportunities for UK companies.
Ambassador Peter Burian, EU Special Representative for Central Asia, European External Action Service
We welcome the EU Special Representative for Central Asia, Ambassador Peter Burian, to share his views on regional cooperation and strengthening sustainable development in the region. In June 2019, the European Council published a new Strategy on Central Asia. The new strategy focuses on promoting resilience, prosperity, and regional cooperation.
Sir Mark Walport, Chief Executive, UK Research and Innovation
Sir Mark Walport is the Chief Executive of the newly formed UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), which is responsible for the public funding of research and innovation.
He was Government Chief Scientific Adviser (GCSA) and Head of the Government Office for Science from April 2013 to September 2017.
Arda Ermut, President of the Investment Office of the Presidency of Republic of Turkey
Join British Expertise and Invest in Turkey for a discussion with Arda Ermut, President of the Investment Office of the Presidency of Republic of Turkey. Mr Ermut will present opportunities in Turkey covering the investment climate, recent developments, and project pipeline in transport, energy, and social infrastructure.
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Options Consulting Services Ltd, Mott MacDonald
The private sector is playing an increasingly important role in maternal healthcare services. However, private sector suppliers face structural and technical challenges working in the maternal health space, including fragmented coordination, data collection and government purchasing. This discussion seeks to address these challenges, identify opportunities for British companies going forward and the explore benefits of social franchising.
Geoff Mulgan CBE, Chief Executive, Nesta
Geoff Mulgan CBE is Chief Executive of Nesta, the UK's innovation foundation, which combines investment, research and practical programmes in many fields, from health and education to industrial policy and entrepreneurship. Nesta is based in the UK but currently works in over 40 countries.
David McNair, Executive Director for Global Policy, ONE Against Poverty
Mona Lotten, External Relations Manager, British Council
A global Britain has a key opportunity to play a leading role in making the world safer, healthier, more equal and more prosperous. Building upon a recent report from ONE Against Poverty, entitled ‘Britain’s Greatest Export’, this event will focus on the Britain’s role in addressing inequality, governance and development policy.
Hulya Pasaogullari, Principle Consultant PPP, IMC Worldwide
Sacira Coric, Director of Infrastructure & Project Finance Advisory, Turner & Townsend
Mark Richards, Partner and Co.Leader - Energy, Environment and Infrastructure, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner
Once touted as a panacea, Public Private Partnerships (PPP) in recent years has evolved to reflect the changing needs of both investors, contractors and public bodies. This meeting will take a look at the global PPP trends, successful models, limitations and opportunities for British companies in the infrastructure sector.
Rupert McNeil, Chief People Officer and Non-executive Director, Civil Service HR
Rupert joined the Civil Service from Lloyds Banking Group, where he was the Group HR Director. He began his career at the Confederation of British Industry before becoming a partner in Deloitte and Arthur Anderson. Since then he has worked for Barclays Bank plc, first as Executive Management Director and then as the HR Director for Global, Retail and Commercial Banking, and at Aviva where he was HR Director and then HR Centre of Expertise Director.
Mansoor Hanif, CTO, Ofcom
Mansoor Hanif has 24 years experience of planning, building, optimising and operating mobile networks around the world: including France, Italy, Spain, the Middle East, Africa and the Caribbean.
Rachel Shah, Consultant, Springfield Centre
Zach White, Consultant, Oxford Policy Management
John Shotton, Technical Director, Mott MacDonald
How can we measure "sustainability" in development projects more effectively? Join us for an interesting discussion with Rachel Shah of Springfield Centre, John Shotton from Mott MacDonald and Zach White from Oxford Policy Management, as they share share some insights and experiences on sustainable development in aid funded projects.
Neil Carmichael, Chief Executive, UK-China Culture and Education Cooperation Promotion Centre Ltd & Member of the Advisory Board, The D Group
Neil is the Chief Executive of UK-China Culture and Education Cooperation Promotion Centre Ltd and Chair of the Association of Dental Groups. Neil was Member of Parliament for Stroud and a highly respected chair of the education select committee. He founded the All Party Group on Education, Governance and Leadership. He is an Honorary Professor of Politics and education at Nottingham, University and a visiting lecturer at De Montford University.
Tim Jones CBE is Executive Director, Tata Limited, representing the Tata Group in London. Tim’s background spans retail banking and payments, institutional stockbroking and pensions. He also currently serves as a Non-Executive Director of the Money and Pensions Service in the UK.
Simon Buchler, Senior Associate, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner
John Lewis, Managing Director Africa, Aggreko
Kirsty Hamilton, Associate Fellow, Energy, Environment and Resources, Chatham House
What is the future of secure, affordable and clean energy sources in developing markets? Join us for a discussion with Simon Buchler from BCLP, John Lewis from Aggreko and Kirsty Hamilton from Chatham House, as they discuss trends in Africa and Asia’s energy markets and the growing demand for clean affordable energy.
Prof Chris Rapley CBE, Professor of Climate Science, UCL
Chris Rapley is Professor of Climate Science at UCL. He is the Chair of the UCL Policy Commission on the Communication of Climate Science, and Chair of the London Climate Change Partnership, which seeks to ensure that London is the capital city best prepared for the impacts of climate change.